Sunday, December 19, 2021

Ultimate Spoons

My kids favorite quick card game is Spoons.  They love it!  So here is a quick explanation:
  • Count the number of players
  • Place one less spoon in center of circle then there are number of players
  • Shuffle the deck of cards
  • Deal out four cards to each player
  • The Dealer places the deck of cards to his right
  • The Dealer then takes the top card, places it in his hand, then chooses a card to discard.  The object is to get four of a kind first.
  • The Dealer discards a card quickly to the player on the left.
  • The Dealers discard pile becomes the player to his/her lefts deck to draw from.
  • Then the player on the left repeats to the player on his left, and so on until all the player now have a discard pile and a draw pile. 
  • Play continues until a player has four of a kind
  • At this time the player grabs on of the spoons
  • Once one player grabs a spoon all players quickly grab a spoon, one player will not get one and is out for the next round.
  • For the next round remove one spoon and repeat the above steps until only one player remains.
Ultimate Spoons
Like Spoons above, except instead of placing the spoons in the middle of the table, you put the spoons in a challenging place. Sometimes we just throw them and not look where they land. You might place them on the other side of the room, in a different room completely, in the snow, bottom of a pool, etc.  Take all safety precautions in your spoon placement and remove all obstacles.  Some rough housing could cause injury. You have to run and get them, things could be broken and fought over. People might be jumping over couches,  etc. Super fun, but crazy at the same time! Play at your own risk!

For added fun instead of spoons, make it a prize that gets nicer with each round.

For a different take on spoons for different holidays on our blog click here

If you liked this game, you might like these other games on our blog:

Hershey Kiss Game on our blog.

Candy Bar Party Game on our blog.

Root Beer Pong Party Game with a Twist on our blog.

Rubber Chicken Games on our blog.

Shaving Cream Fight on our blog

Mouth Guard Karaoke
Sing Karaoke while wearing mouth retractors. Watching some one sing a song like "Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake with a mouth guard/retractor while the are drooling and slurring is hilarious. It's fun for Christmas caroling too.

Poop The Potato on our blog.
Really the possibilities are endless on replacing the Potato with a different object. 

Pudding Pictionary on our blog.

Candy Tape Ball Game on our blog.

Beanboozled Amazon link

Pringle Ringle on our blog.

Divergent Party on our blog.
Divergent game

Swamp Fishing on our blog.

Beard Game on our blog.
(fun for Bachelor Party, Baby Shower, Father's Day, Christmas, New Year's Eve)

Flour Game

Who's the Dude Amazon link
It's charades with a fully dresses blow up doll. There were a few inappropriate cards that I found.  And several that are not inappropriate,  but you could easily make them inappropriate if you tried.  So,  depending on your group you may need to make a G-rated rule. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mouthguard Christmas Caroling

If your family is like mine, none of us can sing. 
Nope not even a little bit! 

It's pretty sad really because we love to sing, and we love karaoke.  

We were trying to think of a funny activity for a holiday family night.  I thought about karaoke, but with Christmas carols.  The kids were not excited to sing Christmas carols, because again no one can carry the slightest tune.  Then, it hit me Mouth Guard Christmas Carol Karaoke.

A few years ago we got some mouth guards on Amazon to make our own mouth guard game, because we wanted to play so bad and everywhere was sold out.  We have since bought a few games, but were happy we bought our own mouth guards so we would have enough for a big crowd.  The last thing you want to do is have to clean mouth guards during game play.

Amazon Links:
Speak Out Game

  When I tell you this was the funniest thing we have done ever I'm not lying.  We then added some other funny karaoke songs and just had a super fun family night to remember. Unfortunately, the camera lens must have been dirty or something, because the pictures suck as much as our singing.  They all came out blurry.  I tried to clean them up a bit, it worked for some and not so much for others.  But you get the basic idea, the videos however were priceless!
If you liked this post and want more fun crazy family ideas, check out these posts and others on our blog:


Friday, December 3, 2021

Elfie for Teenagers and Adults part 2

Christmas 2021
Ok, I have all teenagers. They are too old for the traditional Elf on the Shelf.  We aren't following the ideas behind the book either. I wish they were younger, there are so many cute ideas out there for little kids. I thought I would put Elfie out and they would think it was dumb and they were too old.  I was so wrong, they loved it.  I would recommend buying Elf on the Shelf for younger kids, but I got this elf at Hobby Lobby in the ornament Section on sale for $1.85 click here.  It isn't meant to be used this way and is starting to fall apart, it is cute and posable though.  

The first year I did it and they actually liked it,  the second year they wanted to do it and took turns,  and we skipped the house fire year. (Here's a link to some of our younger kid elf posts) I wasn't going to do it in 2019,  then I decided it would bring laughter and happiness back into the home.  We didn't get much of a Christmas that year.   So, I spent hours looking up ideas for older kids/adults on Pinterest. (don't you just love Pinterest!).  All of the ideas were either too childish, or too crude meant for adults.   So, I took some of the ideas and made them into my own funny teachable moments.  The kids loved it, so I kept doing it.  Again, all my kids are all adults or really close to being adults. Maybe they just think I'm crazy, but that's ok too.

The toilet.  I flushed to get the side walls wet and got the toilet seat wet. Opened and threw two packets of hot Chocolate with marshmallows all over it.  I inserted a straw into another straw to make a long straw and taped the message to the lid.

Then, I sprayed the seat with water to get it wet.  

By morning it looked way gross.

Make sure you dissolve it all the way, I flushed a few times to make sure it went down.  Use your own Judgment on your plumbing,  if this is a good idea or a bad idea since your plumbing is different than mine. 

Boys are constantly trying to show off their muscles for the ladies at the gym.
It's really funny when I take my girls to the gym and the guys all try to show off for them. 

This one is a little crude, ok a lot crude. But it's kind of an inside joke because someone at the store was wearing a shirt that said it,  then made an inappropriate comment to us.  You would not believe the inappropriate things adult men say to teenage girls.  So,  I had to tease them.   We had a conversation about what to do when this happens,  because it happens a lot. Especially at their retail jobs. 

He had a very large mustache!

Getting MAD with some Mad Libs
We bought this adult Mad Libs on Amazon for some humor at the dinner table.  Kind of a conversation starter. 
It's around $4 on Amazon. 

Wheel of Misfortune
Ok,  in our home there is a divide on politics,  so this is just meant to be funny and tease the Biden supporters.  We had some pretty funny things making fun of Trump on April Fools day so we equally tease.

Snowman Down

Who Yo Man?
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Ways to Pray

Update: I came downstairs,  and apparently my daughter picked her man. All my kids are at the dating age, and yes one is actually dating an LDS return missionary.

Chicken Fight

They're sitting on rooster/chicken salt and pepper shakers.  A chicken fight is generally when you sit on someone's shoulders in a pool, etc. and try to knock the other person off.

Jurassic Elf
It's supposed to be the scene where the lawyer gets eaten while sitting on the toilet.

The girl and the paleontologist are hiding behind the Ford Explorer,  which we actually already had. When I was setting it up, I saw my daughter's tropical yoga mat and thought it was the perfect backdrop.

Magic Elfie
Check out Elfie's dance moves. 

Ok this one is really basic. I couldn't get my printer to work and it was really late at night.  So, this is what I came up with.  It's an idea from when you used to see people's name and numbers written inside bathroom stalls.  My kids didn't get it. I guess nobody does that anymore.  I told them when I was a kid often times childish people would write the name and phone number on the bathroom stalls to get revenge at them.  I guess it was more common before all the caller ID.  I talked to them about being careful of the things people to do when you breakup with them.  

Elf Planetarium 
Free Viewing of Uranus

Elfie sees Santa mooning him through the telescope.  

"You don't have to worry about Santa replacing you with Bambi, Rudolph I took care of it!"

The blood is red sugar sprinkles. 

Your mom waiting for you to do your laundry!


Birthday Elf
Elfie stole the birthday girl's car, parked it creaked. Hit two garbage cans knocking them over,  and the cones.  He then painted happy Birthday and it's my birthday on the windows. He put a happy birthday streamer on the dashboard, and confetti all over inside the car.  He left a card and a minion friend behind.  The balloons didn't make it. 

Save a horse, ride a cowboy

We all float down stream

Elf Voice

Let's Go Brandon
Car Racing

Red Light
Green Light
Elf Games

Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!

My daughter keeps singing 
"I want an 👽 for Christmas"
I couldn't find an alien anywhere. 
It's too late to order one. 
So, I made one!
Two balloons tied together
Crinkled paper for its limbs
Sharpie for the face

Evolution or Creation 
My dad always said dinosaurs came from another planet when God created this one. 

It's hard to tell from the picture, but it's a Dinosaur Nativity-Mary, Joseph,  and baby Jesus.
We always do one about Jesus on Christmas Eve.

Have a Merry Christmas
See you next year

Check back tomorrow.

If you liked this post, you'll love our previous year Elf: